World expert in autism to speak in Ireland

Temple GrandinDr Temple Grandin is one of the world’s most iconic scientists, who has served as an inspiration and role model to hundreds of thousands of people with autism, along with their families. She will share her experiences and insights at the Nexus Stadium, Cork Institute of Technology, between 2.30pm and 5.00pm on Friday 18th August 2017.

The event, called ‘The world needs all kinds of minds: An afternoon with Dr Temple Grandin,’ has been organised by IMPACT’s Special Needs Assistants’ (Munster) Branch, and tickets are selling fast. IMPACT members can buy tickets, priced €30, here.

Dr Temple Grandin was one of the first individuals on the autism spectrum to share publicly insights from her personal experience of autism. Born in 1947, she is professor of animal science at Colorado State University, and a consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior. In her capacity as an autism spokesperson, she is the author of many books on the subject of autism.

Dr Temple Grandin was named in the “Heroes” category of the 2010 Time 100, an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.  She was the subject of the award-winning semi-biographical film Temple Grandin, starring Claire Danes (star of Homeland).

At this event, Dr Temple Grandin will eloquently and candidly describe the challenges she has faced, and offer no-nonsense ideas about how others dealing with autism can meet these obstacles and improve the quality of their lives.

Get more information about Dr Temple Grandin here.